Error code 51e


  • Windows 7 is trying to install Security update for SQL server 2005 service pack 3 (KB970892) and it fails with a Code 51E unexpected error.  any way to get this to install?
    Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:09 PM


  • Error 51E = 1310 which should translate to this Error Message:

    The group may not be disabled.


    Built-in system groups cannot be deleted. The group you have selected to be deleted is a system group.

    Not sure how this relates to the service pack installation. 

    Are all the SQL services enabled (manual or automatic no Disabled)?

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    Article number Article title
    953739  ( ) SQL Server 2005 installers do not update an instance of the SQL Server service that is in a disabled state
    953741  ( ) SQL Server 2005 installers stop dependent services
    955250  ( ) Error message when you try to uninstall a SQL Server 2005 Express Edition hotfix package: "1731 The source installation package for the product [2] is out of sync with the client package"
    957008  ( ) SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 is not successfully updated when you try to install or to uninstall a security update

    Friday, December 04, 2009 1:56 AM